The Local Government Act (1999) requires Council to develop management plans for all Community Land either owned or under its care and control. These plans outline the way in which the land is to be used taking into account a diverse range of recreation, conservation and other issues.
Community Management Plans
Under Section 70(a1) of the Local Government Act 1999 ("the Act"), the council must publish on the website the following details about a council member as recorded in the Register of Interests;
- The member's income sources (within the meaning of Schedule 3 of the Act) or employer;
- The name of any political party, any body or association formed for political purposes or any trade or professional organisation (within the meaning of Schedule 3 fo the Act) of which the member is a member;
- Any gifts received by the member that are required to be included in the information entered in the Register in relation to the member
Councils have certain duties that they must perform, and certain powers which they may exercise, pursuant to the Local Government Act 1999 as well as a range of other Acts. In most cases the relevant Acts grant those obligations and powers directly on the Council as a body.
As it is not practical or efficient for the Council as a body of Elected Members to perform the many operational activities that are required in the day-to-day administration of the Council's roles and functions, Section 44 of the Act allows the Council to formally delegate many of its powers and functions (within certain stated conditions and exemptions) to the Chief Executive Officer, who may then sub-delegate these powers and functions to other responsible staff members. The Council may also delegate its powers and functions to a Council committee or authorised person.
All delegations made by the Council can be revoked at any time and do not, except in limited circumstances, prevent Council from acting in a matter itself. In addition, a staff member to whom a delegation has been made may choose not to exercise that delegation and bring a matter before Council for direction. If the delegations are not done properly, the enforceability of decisions and actions taken may be compromised and there may be legal and administrative problems for the Council.
As a matter of best practice it is usual for delegations to be made by the Council to the Chief Executive Officer. Once the delegations to the Chief Executive Officer have been made, it is appropriate for the Chief Executive Officer to make sub delegations to the relevant Council officers.
The Code of Conduct requires that gifts and benefits received by Council Members be recorded on a register, which is publically available above.
The Code of Conduct requires that gifts and benefits received by Council Staff be recorded on a register, which is publically available above.
The Register of Fees & Charges is a list of fees for all chargeable services, requests, applications, approvals, licences, hire bookings and memberships. Fees and charges are determined by local councils each year and contribute towards helping us provide services and facilities for Wakefield Regional Council.
Council is required by the Local Government Act 1999, Section 231, to keep a Register of Public Roads of it's area. Wakefield Regional Council is responsible for maintaining the roads outlined in the Register of Public Roads document.
As per Section 90 of the Local Government Act 1999, Council or Council Committees may resolve to exclude the public from attending a meeting, due to specific circumstances.
When applying confidentiality clauses, documents associated with the discussion will remain confidential for a specified period. A review of the reports or documents that are the subject to confidence are conducted every 12 months to ensure that items are released to the public, in accordance with the resolutions of Council.